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Data Science and Ethics Group

Group SummaryBuilding on recent work and attention on ethical humanitarian data science, the Data Science and Ethics Group (hence referred as “the group”) gathers key actors involved in data science…

Resource 2019-07-22T12:00:00

DTM & Partners Toolkit

DTM data are shared with humanitarian actors to inform response. DTM and most Global Clusters, AoRs and WGs have jointly developed tools to support cooperation in the field and obtain DTM data that…

Resource 2018-11-16T12:00:00

Displacement Tracking Matrix Educational Materials

The displacement of people within their own countries is a matter of increased concern worldwide, most especially among those involved in humanitarian work.  “The Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM)…

Reference 2018-04-27T12:00:00

DTM Vacancies

Iraq: Project Officer (Displacement, Tracking & Monitoring (DTM))Iraq: DTM Coordinator (Displacement Tracking Matrix)

Key Resource 2018-03-27T12:00:00

Timeline of DTM activation

This visualization shows the countries where DTM has been active since its inception. By 2018, DTM has been active in over 70 countries tracking human mobility in natural disaster, conflict and mixed…

Reference 2018-03-12T12:00:00

Methodological Framework used in Displacement Tracking Matrix Operations for Quantifying Displacement and Mobility

DTM’s effectiveness in meeting varying objectives in a diverse range of contexts relies on its ability to maintain a lightweight, flexible and modular structure, enabling quick adjustments and…

Methods 2017-12-05T12:00:00

Feedback on displacement.iom.int

The new global DTM website launched in November 2017 contains site and area specific information on displaced populations, links to reports and datasets for DTM operations worldwide. We want your…

Technology 2017-11-09T12:00:00

DTM team and key facts

Reference 2017-11-08T12:00:00

Prepositioning relief: Using a random walk model to predict the distribution of IDPs in Nigeria

Random walk is a mathematical modelling technique used in many scientific fields to model seemingly random behavior. Displacement in conflict scenarios, in contrast to displacement induced by rapid-…

Methods 2017-11-07T12:00:00

Guidance and Best Practices: Humanitarian Data Protection

IOM’s Data Protection Principles were developed in 2009 to assist IOM staff in handling personal data. However, due to rapid changes in technology and new threats to data protection, staff requested…

Methods 2017-11-07T12:00:00

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A total of 178,513 IDP families comprised of 1,017,078 individuals were identified by DTM enumerators. The majority of the recorded displace population (402,972 individuals) is living in camps and emergency sites.

Les opérations d’enregistrement et d’évaluation menées par la Direction Nationale du Développement Social (DNDS) entre le 10 et le 17 juillet 2017 dans la région de Gao, attestent une augmentation du nombre de personnes déplacées internes au Mali.

Wau POC area adjacent to UNMISS was established in June 2016, following violence in and around Wau town, making it the most recently established POC in South Sudan.

IDPs have been sheltering at the Bentiu protection of civilian (PoC) site since December 2013. There are currently 114,683 IDPs seeking protection in the site. Humanitarian partners and UNMISS are working with the communities to improve the living conditions in the site. 

On July 13 2017, an assessment was carried out to ascertain the situation of the new arrivals at custom house which arrived on 12 July 2017.

The cross border flow monitoring map displays movements of displaced populations as of June based on DTM and UNHCR data. 

Military operations in west Mosul led to the dis-placement of thousands of individuals to camps and out-of-camp locations, which are continuously being identified and monitored, when ac-accessible, by the DTM team.

DTM identified 137,552 IDP families comprised of 825,312 individuals. The majority of the identified individuals (739,200) originated from Mosul. 395,562 people were living in unknown shelter arrangements and 357,054 people were living in camps or emergency settings.

A la date du 30 juin 2017, les partenaires de la CMP ont comptabilisé 60 094 rapatriés, ce qui correspond à une augmentation de 1 779 personnes par rapport aux données d’Avril 2017 (58 315 Rapatriés).

DTM identified 137,552 IDP families (825,312 individuals) who are currently displaced and 37,122 returnee families (222,732 individuals). 48% of the displaced population is living in unknown shelter arrangements and 33% are living in emergency sites or camps.  

This DTM Emergency Tracking Tool (ETT) has been deployed to track and provide up-to-date information on sudden displacement and other population movements in Bama, Chibok, Damboa, Dikwa, Gubio, Gwoza, Kaga, Kala Balge, Konduga, Kukawa, Mafa, Monguno and Ngala.

In response to the needs of people affected by the recent floods in South Darfur State, the DTM team conducted registration and verification exercises in Kalma IDP camp, South Darfur to register and identify the flood affected population.

As of 30 June 2017, the DTM has identified 3,351,132 internally displaced persons (558,522 families) displaced after January 2014, dispersed across 104 districts and 3,654 locations in Iraq. For the same period, DTM has identified 1,952,868 returnees (325,478 families).

On 9 June 2017, at Korma IDP gathering site, a fire incident was reported to result in fire damage to 1,001 shelters, 5 fatalities (2 males and 3 females), and 19 casualties.

During the reporting period DTM identified 137,938 IDP families comprised of 827,628 individuals. 395,562 individuals were living in unknown shelter arrangements and 359,670 individuals were living in camps and emergency sites.

DTM identified 136,973 IDP families (comprised of 821,838) who are currently still displaced. DTM also identified 212,832 returnees comprising 35,472 families. The main district of displacement is Mosul where 627,366 individuals were identified.

Military operations in west Mosul led to the dis-placement of thousands of individuals to camps and out-of-camp locations, which are continuously being identified and monitored, when ac-accessible, by the DTM team.

During the reporting period DTM identified 136,973 displaced households comprised of 821,838 individuals.

DTM identified 945,182 IDPs, 454,054 outgoing migrants and 1,471,388 returnees from abroad. 16,701 key informants were interviewed across 9 provinces and 120 districts. A total of 3,920 settlements were assessed.

In Garabolli, 112 migrants were reportedly found in a truck on the week of 15 June 2017 and six migrants were reported to have been kidnapped and assaulted on the road between Sebha and Ashshwayrif.

During the reporting period DTM identified 3,798 displaced families (16,070 individuals).

DTM Emergency Tracking Tool (ETT) is deployed to track and provide up-to-date information on sudden displacement and other population movements in: Bama, Chibok, Damboa, Dikwa, Gubio, Gwoza, Jere, Kaga, Kala balge, Konduga, Monguno, and Ngala.

During this reporting period 1,278 individuals were observed crossing the border into Haitian territory; this is below the average of 1,867 per week. Of these, 1,120 individuals were voluntarily registered. 58 UASC were identified, which is above the average of 32 individuals.

During the month of June 2017, IOM DTM teams conducted 4 field missions, covering 9 sites/villages, to register and verify different caseloads of IDPs, returnees, refugees and affected host communities in the states of North Darfur, Central Darfur, South Darfur and South Kordofan.

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